The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


Emergency healthcare assistance for the people of Afghanistan

The government of Japan is working with UNOPS to deliver ambulances and life-saving medical supplies to the people of Afghanistan.

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Decades of conflict, natural disasters, and economic shocks in Afghanistan have critically affected people’s ability to access quality health services. People living in low-income households are particularly hard hit when it comes to access to medications – already in scarce supply and double the price compared to 2022. Further, the number of available ambulances is insufficient to cover the urgent needs of people living in remote areas, increasing their vulnerabilities.

Through a $1.9 million project funded by the government of Japan, UNOPS will procure ambulances, medicine, and medical supplies and deliver them to hospitals across the country.

Japan is pleased to launch a new project with UNOPS to address challenges faced by women and other populations suffering in the country. The project shows Japan's commitment to ensuring human security and the protection of women and other vulnerable populations in Afghanistan.

Takayoshi Kuromiya - Ambassador of Japan to Afghanistan

The project is set to improve access to emergency care services for some 34,000 people. The project will cover activities for a year.

"Given the critical need for life-saving medical supplies in the country we're happy to work together with the government of Japan, our long-standing partner, to serve the people of Afghanistan," said Nicholas George, Country Director of UNOPS in Afghanistan.

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